Corpus Christi Aquifer Storage and Recovery Feasibility Project

Project Summary:

The Corpus Christi Aquifer Storage and Recovery Conservation District, in partnership with the City of Corpus Christi, will perform an exploratory drilling program near the city. The program will entail drilling test wells, geochemical analysis of the subsurface environment for aquifer storage and recovery suitability, and groundwater modeling to evaluate potential aquifer storage and recovery operations.

TWDB Contract Manager:
Matthew Webb
Funding Recipient:
Corpus Christi Aquifer Storage and Recovery Conservation District
Project Administrator:
Kristi Shaw, P.E., HDR Inc.
Participants:
City of Corpus Christi
Project Start Date:
January 19, 2016
Project Completion Date:
August 31, 2019
Total Project Cost:
$1,857,708
TWDB Share of Project Cost:
$433,388
Benefits:
This ASR feasibility program is important to the region to promote their goals to diversify regional water supplies, provide cost-effective regional water supplies to meet competiting and growing demands, and improve system operations and promote greater fiscal discipline.
The program will assist in the development of a full-scale aquifer storage and recovery system for the region, firming up water supply in the event of drought. This is the first drilling program to evaluate the brackish portion of the Gulf Coast Aquifer as a potential storage location. Data collected and lessons learned will benefit other water purveyors considering aquifer storage and recovery investigations in the brackish portion of the Gulf Coast Aquifer.

Project Details

Participants

Project Sponsors:

Texas Water Development Board
Matthew Webb- Contract Manager
1700 N. Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78711
512-463-6929

Funding Recipient:

Corpus Christi Aquifer Storage and Recovery Conservation District
Larijai Francis – City Project Manager, Water Resources
2406 Leopard Street
Corpus Christi, Texas 78469-9277
361-826-1670

Project Manager:

HDR, Inc.
Kristi Shaw, P.E. – Senior Water Resources Engineer
4401 West Gate Blvd, Suite 400
Austin, TX 78745
512-912-5100

Project Partners:

City of Corpus Christi
Larijai Francis – City Project Manager, Water Resources
2406 Leopard Street
Corpus Christi, Texas 78469-9277
361-826-1670

Project Milestones

Event Date
Announcement of Request for Proposals in Texas Register October 9, 2015
Initial Statement of Interest received by TWDB November 3, 2015
Study approved by TWDB Board January 19, 2016
Contract executed September 22, 2016

Progress Reports

Final Report

  • The final report has not yet been produced.

Project Photos

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